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Covid positivity rate crosses 11% in 24hrs

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Published: 16:59, 21 June 2022   Update: 18:54, 21 June 2022
Covid positivity rate crosses 11% in 24hrs

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Bangladesh’s Covid-19 positivity rate detected per 100 tests, stood at over 11 percent, which was less than 1 percent on June 6.

The country registered one more death from coronavirus and 874 related cases in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 11.03 percent during the period up from yesterday’s 10.87 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.

During the surge of Omicron variant, Bangladesh saw 78 deaths, and 4,636 active cases with a 19.27 percent positivity rate of the virus during the same period on June 21, last year.

According to the updated official figures, the total death toll rose to 29,133 while the caseload mounted to 19,58,074 as of Tuesday.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 percent while the recovery rate declined to 97.34 percent which was 97.38 percent a day ago, said the handout.

The new cases were detected after testing 7,927 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the period.

Meanwhile, some 84 people recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recovery to 19,05,983.

The lone male victim, aged between 71 and 80 years, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dhaka during the period.

Of the new cases, 812 people found positive of the virus in Dhaka division, 37 in Chattogram, eight in Rajshahi, six in Barishal and four each in Khulna and Sylhet divisions, said the press release.

In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease.

The country reported its first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 infections.

On January 28, Bangladesh registered its previous highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 percent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

The country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.

Since the outbreak of the virus at Wuhan province in China in 2019, the health authorities in Bangladesh confirmed the first case on March 8, 2020 and the first death on March 18 in the same year.

Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has so far recorded 63, 42, 095 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 54, 49, 59, 908 cases worldwide.